Monica S. Flores started coding full-time in 2004 through her consulting practice 10K Webdesign. She works with U.S.-based and international groups to create digital products, and she currently leads site redevelopment at Green America (a national environmental nonprofit) and supports product development at Ashoka Changemakers (a global social enterprise organization).


    Author of the A Successful Woman’s Handbook series and frequent speaker and presenter, she is passionate about diversity, social justice, and women’s leadership in technology, focusing on individuals and groups who #makeapositivedifference.


    She founded and sold A Successful Woman, a woman-supporting membership organization, and co-founded Gramercy & Co, a luxury home accessories and fashion e-tailer. She is a graduate of Cornell University.


    Download her inspirational slides: http://tinyurl.com/mapd2020slides

    View her "Year of Gratitude": http://bit.ly/monicadear2017-2027board


    Connect with me through #213-261-0305

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  • Speaker Bio

    Background Information


    Monica S. Flores (@monicasflores) started coding full-time in 2004 and currently produces digital products that foster a sense of collaboration, community, and connection. She serves as digital director for Green America and staffs the product team for Ashoka Changemakers, while consulting for international and national teams.


    Monica is passionate about women’s empowerment, social justice, diversity, entrepreneurship, and technology, and is a frequent speaker, presenter, and blogger.


    Her projects-in-development include:

    • PosDiff - a community for doers and dreamers who are #makingapositivedifference
    • #STEMDaisies - women in science, technology, engineering, and math film a brief video of their workspace, office, or lab to share with girls
    • FemaleFounders.info - supports and highlights female founders
    • #womensocent - stories of women in social enterprise


    She founded and sold A Successful Woman, a woman-supporting membership organization, and co-founded and launched Gramercy & Co, a luxury home accessories and fashion e-tailer. Her current focus is to build community, foster connectedness, and use her technology skills to create a better world. She is a graduate of Cornell University.


    ~ Images ~

    Headshot credit: Jocelyn Fong
    Speaking credit: Gloria Bell

    Flickr photostream: monicadear


    ~ Videos ~

    On Why Being a Role Model is So Important for Women in Tech

    What Career Opportunities Exist for Girls Interested in Tech?

    What’s Most Fulfilling About a Career in Tech?

    My Best Advice for Girls Considering a Career in Tech

    What Motivated me to Launch a Tech Career?

    How can a #WorkMom Thrive in a Tech Career?

    What Special Qualities do Working Mothers offer?


    ~ Articles ~

    ~ Blogger ~

    ~ Judge/Mentor ~
    Princeton Social Impact '16
    Startup Weekend DC '16 (Social Good)


    ~ Speaker ~
    Net2DC '16
    Working Mother '15 (#WorkMom Video series)
    Philly Women Tech Summit '15
    DrupalCamp Hawaii '11
    WordCamp Hawaii '08

    ~ Presenter/Panelist ~

    Hawaii Women's Business Center

    Young Women Social Entrepreneurs

    Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (San Francisco)

    Oakland City Council


    ~ Social Media ~
    Visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to share the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission via NASASocial, for social media.

  • Values

    ~ digital connections for the new millennium ~


    I believe that a diversity of opinion, freely expressed, and carefully considered, makes for a better end outcome for the project.


    Teams that truly value communication celebrate great news and cope with bad news - together. Brainstorm, share, and evaluate all options to find the best solution.


    There are no stupid questions.



    I've had enough challenges and obstacles to understand that life happens to everyone.


    Honesty means that we own up, accept where we are currently at, and carry forward.





    The truth always sets us free.



    When we are able to honestly evaluate our unique gift, and are able to align that with the world's pressing problems, we live in a wonderful nexus of possibility, promise, and prosperity.


    Transparency means being as clear as possible about what we are able to do, the skills we may offer, and where we best do our work.


    "Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." - Janis Joplin


  • Connecting, Consulting, Collaborating, Coaching

    I am very open to connecting with your project, initiative, or startup.

  •  Monica was terrific to work with.


    Her mastery of communication and expertise made the collaboration easy to understand and painless.


    She is one of the most accessible consultants that I work with and can handle any related projects with ease and patience for those of us unfamiliar with the technology.


    I also appreciate her suggestions for new ideas and ways to grow my business. 

    — Laurie Silverman

  • Education

    Cornell University

    Environmental Systems Technology, Ag and Bio Engineering, BS 1990 - 1994

    Team win for contest in student engineering: "A Learning Car for Kids" - technology for children with developmental disabilities
    Semester at Sea participant, Spring 1993
    Graduated in seven semesters

    Activities: Work Study
    (Entrepot Deli, Risley Dining, Blauvelt Lab, PEWS ILR)
    Pianist at Catholic Mass,
    Praxis Literary Journal

    Institute for Shipboard Education

    Spring 1993, Semester at Sea 1993 - 1993

    Travelled to 10 port cities in 100 days on the SS Universe


    Nassau, Bahamas
    La Guaira, Venezuela
    Salvador, Brazil

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Mombasa, Kenya

    Madras, India

    Penang, Malaysia

    Hong Kong

    Keelung, Taiwan

    Kobe, Japan

    Seattle, Washington, USA 

    Activities: Yearbook, Shipboard Auction

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